Our Families

Our families are the core of our mission.

They come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions, but all have one thing in common:

a father, mother, or spouse who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Although we can never replace their family members, with your help, we can build a better future for these families and reassure them that they are not alone.  Take a moment to learn more about some of our families:

Read Some Family Testimonials

James Dowdell, son of FDNY Lieutenant Kevin Dowdell who died in the line of duty on 9/11/01, speaks about growing up with the support of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund and why he was inspired to follow in his fathers footsteps and become a member of the FDNY as well.

Brielle Bellew reading a letter to her father, John, who sacrificed his life in the line of duty.

Alexis Stewart shares memories of her father, Dillon,  who sacrificed his life in the line of duty.